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President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom are offering context and analysis about President Trump's remarks. 
 

On July 1, 2017, English poet, actor, playwright, screenwriter, political activist and dramatist Heathcote Williams passed away. The author of several book-length polemical poems, including Whale Nation which has been called “the most powerful argument for the…worldwide ban on whaling;” Sacred Elephant; Autogeddon; and Falling for a Dolphin, Williams invented his “documentary/investigative poetry” style to bring environmental and political issues to the attention of the public.

Hello music lovers, time for another Flashback program tonight. Tonight's playlist is comprised of songs reflecting the current political zeitgeist, so songs of alarm, confusion, uncertainty, etc. As follows: 

Strange Days The Doors
1984 Spirit
We're Going Wrong Cream
1984 Bowie
This Ain’t the Summer of Love Blue Oyster Cult
Dazed and Confused Led Zeppelin

Ball of Confusion The Temptations
For What It's Worth The Staple Singers
Ballad of A Thin Man Bob Dylan 
Slipping Into Darkness War
My Dark Hour The Steve Miller Band